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When it comes to charity, the poor give more

Dec 14, 2012
Those who earn $50,000 to $75,000 donate about eight percent of their discretionary income. That's twice as much -- percentage-wise -- as those making above $200,000.
Posted In: Charity, Wealth and Poverty, psychology

Concert will rain charity on Sandy victims

Dec 11, 2012
The 121212 concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden has raised more than $30 million, and the show hasn’t even started.
Posted In: Charity, Hurricane Sandy, concerts, Robin Hood foundation

Free-conomics: Economists go pro bono

Nov 28, 2012
Economists are a notoriously self-interested bunch. But one British outfit is giving away its services.
Posted In: economists, Charity

Turkey giveaway programs say donations are down

Nov 20, 2012
One agency fills the turkey donation gap with free chickens instead.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, turkey, food banks, Charity

Lance Armstrong's foundation can go on without him

Oct 17, 2012
The Lance Armstrong Foundation has rebranded itself as Livestrong, so the cyclist's doping scandal may well have little if any effect on the organization he founded to help cancer patients.
Posted In: Charity, endorsements, lance armstrong, livestrong, Nike

Cyndi Lauper on advocating for LGBT youth

Jul 6, 2012
The singer-songwriter discusses her motivations behind trying to help LGBT homeless youth with her True Colors Fund.
Posted In: LGBT, gay, transgender, Cyndi Lauper, homeless, Charity

Doping charges brought against Lance Armstrong

Jun 14, 2012
The agency that monitors drugs in sports is bringing formal doping charges against cyclist Lance Armstrong. Armstrong has denied the allegations, but how will the charges affect his charitable organization Livestrong?
Posted In: Sports, Charity, cancer

Celebrity charities: How bad press affects donations

Jun 14, 2012
The U.S. agency that monitors drugs in sports has filed new doping charges against Lance Armstrong. Philanthropy expert Sandra Miniutti tells us what happens when bad press hits a charity's figurehead.
Posted In: Sports, Charity

Hungary finds creative solution to help the poor

Mar 9, 2012
Almost all the $7.5 billion worth of Hungarian banknotes in circulation pass through the Hungarian Central Bank annually, to make sure they are clean, untorn and suitable to be used to buy and sell things. The rest can be burned to serve as fuel for the poor.
Posted In: hungary, Money, Charity

Haiti marks earthquake’s second anniversary

Jan 12, 2012
Though billions of dollars of aid was promised after the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti two years ago, much reconstruction work remains to be done.
Posted In: Haiti, Haiti After the Earthquake, Charity

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